Our pick of the best events for professionals supporting learners with vision impairment

Post date: 
Thursday, 12 October 2017
Professionals in training

Check out our list of best conferences, courses and exhibitions to help you further support children and young people with vision impairment.

RNIB also has a number of courses and professional network meetings for education professionals.
 
 

The Cerebral Visual Impairment Society convention

When: Friday 3 November
Where: 
Future Inns, Cabot Circus, Bond St South, Bristol BS1 3EN
More details: There will be a mixture of presentations and workshops as well as opportunities for professional and private delegates to connect and share knowledge and experiences of living with Cerebral Visual Impairment.

For more information and to book, please visit the CVI society website.
 

Sight Village London 2017

When: Tuesday 7 November, 9:30am-5pm and Wednesday 8 November, 9:30am-3:30pm
WhereKensington Town Hall, Hornton Street, London W8 7NX
More details: At this Roadshow, find out more about the latest technology, equipment and support services available to people who are blind or partially-sighted.

For more information, please call Queen Alexandra College on 0121 428 5041 or email sv@qac.ac.uk

 

The Communication Trust workshops: London

When: Tuesday 14 November
Where: Shelter, 4 Garrett Street, London EC1Y 0TY
More details: This is a workshop for senior leaders in education to transform their approach to children’s communication. The Communication Trust have a prestigious line up for the afternoon including highly experienced speech and language therapists and influential practicing teachers who will be sharing their experiences of applying and engaging with evidence in practice.

For more information and to book, please visit The Communication Trust website.

 

Kidz to Adultz: Up North

When: Thursday 16 November
Where: EventCity, Barton Dock Road, Manchester
More details: One of the largest free UK exhibitions dedicated to children and young people with disabilities and additional needs, their families and the professionals who support them. There are over 180 exhibitors offering advice and information on funding, mobility, seating, beds, communication, access, education, toys, transport, style, sensory, sports and leisure. There are also free seminars that take place alongside the exhibition.

Register for free on the Kidz to Adultz Exhibitions website.
 

The Transition Event: East

When: Wednesday 15 November, 9.30am-4.15pm
Where: Holiday Inn, Thorpe Wood, Peterborough PE3 6SG
More details: Becoming an adult is an exciting time, but for disabled teenagers, it can offer up more questions than answers. Whether you are a parent of a disabled teen, a teacher supporting young people with additional needs or a practitioner supporting disabled young adults and their families, this event can help you get the best possible future for them. Find out more about Education, Health and Care Plans, what should go in them to make sure young people are getting what they need. Discover how adult social services works and what you need to know when moving from children’s to adult’s services. Plus, all the other important life areas, including employment, housing or education options.
 
For further information and to book, please visit the My Family Our Needs website.
 

Annual National Conference of Parent Carer Forums

When: Monday 27 to Tuesday 28 November
Where: Etihad Stadium, Ashton New Rd, Manchester M11 3FF
More details: The three-year implementation phase following the introduction of the Children and Families Act will end in March 2018, and though a great deal has been achieved, there is a still a lot to do to create cultural change across education, health and social care.

Further information is available on the conference programme.

 

The Communication Trust workshops: Manchester

When: Thursday 30 November
Where: To be confirmed
More details: This is a workshop for senior leaders in education to transform their approach to children’s communication. The Communication Trust have a prestigious line up for the afternoon including highly experienced speech and language therapists and influential practicing teachers who will be sharing their experiences of applying and engaging with evidence in practice.

For more information and to book, please visit The Communication Trust website.

 

Statutory SRE 2018: Getting it right for disabled children and those with SEN

When: Tuesday 16 January 2018
Where: Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ
More details: This conference will include input from senior policy makers, professionals, parents, and children and young people themselves. It will mix debate about the future direction of policy with practical advice on how to implement high quality sex and relationships education in your setting or area.

You can find further information and book a place on the Eventbrite website.

 

VIEW Conference 2018

When: Thursday 15 March to Friday 16 March 
Where: Hallmark Hotel Birmingham Strathallan, 225 Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 9RY
More details: This is the biggest get together of the vision impairment workforce with a chance for you to listen to inspiring speakers who are in the know, attend workshops to develop your skills and interest in particular areas of support and to network with colleagues from across the sector.

For further information and to book, please visit the VIEW website.

 

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